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Royal Langkawi Yacht Club geared for redevelopment

Plans to redevelop RLYC Club & Marina includes superyacht berth expansion.

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA – The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) is planning to, “Redevelop its club and marina to enhance its facilities and services, and meet the demands of the sailing and yachting community in the region and beyond”, reports Captain Charlie Dwyer of Asia Pacific Superyachts in Langkawi, Malaysia.

“Details of the RLYC plans are outlined in the following communication from RLYC, and when realized, will attract more Superyachts to Langkawi. The RLYC, accommodating mega-yachts up to 60 m with a low tide depth of 3 meters, upcoming redevelopment plans include the expansion of mega-yacht berths”, adds Captain Charlie. He also cautions captains to note due to the RLYC redevelopment project, club facilities will temporarily cease operations from 16 February 2015 until the end of October 2015.

The world-class 205 berth marina is situated on the south-east corner of Langkawi Island close to the island’s main town, providing excellent access to duty-free shops and business facilities. Located on the mystical island of Langkawi in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia, RLYC is positioned as the ideal stopover for travellers whether by land or sea. The Langkawi archipelago comprises 104 beautiful jungle-covered islands of which only two are inhabited.

Established 18 years ago, the club has maintained its status as a prominent destination for sailors by providing world-class marina and berthing facilities as well as food and beverage services in an idyllic island setting. The RLYC accommodates mega-yachts up to 60 m with a low tide depth of 3 meters. Pontoons have direct electricity, fuel and water supply and offer high-speed wi-fi internet. Immigration and Customs are conveniently situated just a few minutes’ walk from the RLYC marina.

“RLYC has a long history and while we intend to maintain the traditions that have been established, we believe that redeveloping will enable us to provide our loyal clientele, and future clients, with what they deserve, which are world-class marina facilities and boutique hospitality services,” said Executive Director and General Manager, Wicky Sundram.

The redevelopment works, scheduled to begin in February 2015 and expected to be operational in end October 2015, will include the restructure and design of a new three-story block of shop lots, lifestyle floor and boutique retail outlets.

The main clubhouse will also undergo major refurbishment and Level 1 will see a grand lobby and reception area. A completely new concept will take over Level 2, and will feature eight boutique rooms for guest accommodations, four of which will have balconies overlooking the ocean and marina.

The project will involve redevelopment of the marina, including the expansion of mega-yacht berths. The marina will be fitted out with new power systems, sanitation pumps, safety equipment and additional berths.

In order to accommodate the RLYC redevelopment project, the club facilities at RLYC will temporarily cease operations from early 16 February 2015 until the end of October 2015.

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